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Adult Recognitions

Our Girl Scout volunteers have an enormous impact on the girls they mentor, motivate, and inspire. They are the everyday heroes and guides who introduce girls to new life-changing experiences and help them discover their passions. Girl Scout Volunteers make a meaningful difference in the world, and recognizing the outstanding impact of our volunteers is so important. A card from the girls, an email message from a parent, even a handmade gift are all wonderful ways to say “thank you” to the volunteers who make the Girl Scout experience so powerful.

Another great way to recognize that special Girl Scout Volunteer in your life who goes “above and beyond” is to nominate them for an Adult Award. GSUSA awards and Girl Scouts of Nassau County awards are intended for those volunteers who provide exemplary service.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County Adult Girl Scout Awards

Girl Scouts of Nassau County Spirit Award
The GSNC Spirit Award is a new Girl Scouts of Nassau County Adult Recognition Award! This Award honors Volunteers that are known in their community as exemplifying the true spirit of Girl Scouting by being a positive role model, creating awareness for Girl Scouts in the community and designing innovative programming for today's Girl Scouts.

Nominations for this award will be accepted beginning in Fall 2016.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County Continuing Service Award
This award will be presented to Volunteers that are nominated after receiving the Appreciation, Honor or Thanks Badge and have continued service for an additional five years. The Award Pin will depict a tree as a symbol of continuity, continued growth and service to Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

Nominations for this award will be accepted beginning in Fall 2016.

GSUSA Service and Tenure Recognitions
The following two Pins are not awarded by nomination. Each Leader/Volunteer should complete their own application and either send it in or drop it off at the front desk.

If you are requesting a Service and /or Tenure Pin for yourself, please complete the GSNC Service and Tenure Pin Application.

If you are requesting a Service and /or Tenure Pin on behalf of members of your Association, please complete the Association Service and Tenure Application.

Volunteer Years of Service Pin
Recognizes an adult member registered with GSUSA for her/his years of active volunteer service at five year intervals 25 years and above at a Council Event.

Volunteer Years of Tenure Pin
Is awarded to a Registered Adult member for years in Scouting including years as a Girl Scout and as an adult in 5 year intervals 25 years and above at a Council Event.

GSUSA Adult Girl Scout Awards

Appreciation Pin
The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This service, which has had measurable impact on at least one geographic area of service, helps the council reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals for that area.

Nominations for this award will be accepted beginning in Fall 2016.

Honor Pin
The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

Nominations for this award will be accepted beginning in Fall 2016.

Thanks Badge
The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Nominations for this award will be accepted beginning in Fall 2016.

Thanks Badge II
The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the council at large or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Nominations for this award will be accepted beginning in Fall 2016.

Volunteer of Excellence Award
The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through use of the National Program Portfolio, or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.

The Volunteer of Excellence Award is awarded to volunteers through their Association and is not distributed at the Adult Recognitions event. There is no deadline for this award.

Nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer of Excellence Award.